Impressions from Cevisama 2013

Designed by architect José María Tomás Llavador, Tomás Llavador Architects and Engineers, the Feria Valencia convention center hosted Cevisama 2013.

The Trans/Hitos 2013: Geometries exhibition at the center of the convention hall celebrated the use of ceramics to create spaces. The 9-meter-diameter (29.5-feet-diameter) dome has 275 facets and houses the winning projects from the Ceramics for Architecture and Interior Design Awards organized by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Association (ASCER).

Walking through one of the eight pavilions at Cevisama 2013.

Arapici's Moving (black and white tiles) and Vanguard (colored tiles) collections highlighted two common sights at Cevisama 2013: modern vintage patterns and high-resolution printing on tiles.

Vives showcases its 1900 collection of reinterpreted vintage designs.

Late 20th-century glam from Aparici.

Vives shows another take on the vintage look on its red clay body tile Buril in the Zoclo collection.

Ceramic tiles printed to simulate wood continues to trend in the world of tile. Vives's porcelain tile collection Faro assumes the look of painted, distressed wood.

Tau took a pop art approach with Grafiti, its version of printed wood tiles.

Aparici's Fuel collection uses a reactive ink that expands and creates the tile's texture when fired in the kiln.

Azteca demonstrates its high-resolution printing capabilities on its Imagine mural tiles.

La Platera can customize its Pixtile patterns to create custom mosaics.

Classic three-dimensional shapes were another trend at Cevisama. Mainzu Ceramica's Bissel has the beveled edges of subway tiles.

Tile manufacturers can now print on multiple sides of extruded products in one pass to create a consistent finish. Natucer used its digital printing technology Inklinker on its extruded bullnose step.

The look of high-gloss, polished stone recreated on ceramic tile was other trend at Cevisama, as shown by Ceracasa's Absolute collection.

Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada designed a collection of bright-colored tiles for Parmesa.

Spanish designer and fashion icon Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Looking up at the Matex Spain exhibition.

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